1. Q. What do I do if I cannot find the login page?
  2. Q. Having trouble registering?
  3. Q. What do I do if I am having trouble checking out?
  4. Q. Can I still register in person?
  5. Q. Do I have to pay by credit card or can I pay by check?
  6. Q. What do I do if the correct division is not listed for my child during the registration process?
  7. Q. What is the cost of the program?
  8. Q. What are the dates of the baseball/softball season?
  9. Q. What are the dates of the fall soccer season?
  10. Q. Are there scholarships available to help cover registration costs?
  11. Q. What is the refund policy?
  12. Q. What is the level of competition for this program?
  13. Q. Is the uniform included in the fee?
  14. Q. What kind of equipment will my child need?
  15. Q. Can my child be switched to a different team?
  16. Q. Can my child use their own batting helmet?
  17. Q. How will I find out what team my child is on?
  18. Q. Can I request a specific manager or team?  Can I request to be with a friend? Can I request to be with a sibling?
  19. Q. How are teams chosen?
  20. Q. When is the Coach clinic
  21. Q. Where are the fields located?
  22. Q. When do the practices and games start? Other important dates?

Q. What do I do if I cannot find the login page?

All WIA members should have received an email about registration. If you are a WIA member, please check your spam folder for the email. The email is sent from "Winfield In Action <info@winfieldinaction.org>". If you can't find the email, please click here to request a new password (it will email you a new one). 

Q. Having trouble registering?

You need a user ID and password assigned to you by the WIA admin.  Please send a request to info@winfieldinaction.org.  Please include if you are new to WIA.  

Online registration may not work using Safari on an Apple/Mac.  If you have no access to a PC, email us at info@winfieldinaction.org and we will try to work out something.  

Q. What do I do if I am having trouble checking out?

You will not be able to check out without agreeing to the parents’ code of ethics and waiver and release of liability.  Please make sure those items are checked. 

If you are still having trouble please email info@winfieldinaction.org or call 630-344-9809 for an immediate response.  

Q. Can I still register in person?

The registration dates are on www.winfieldinaction.org home page at the bottom in the calendar. Soccer does not have in person registration dates.  

Q. How do I submit a birth certificate?

Email the pdf or jpg to info@winfieldinaction.org. Consider taking a picture of it with your phone and emailing it.  

Q. Do I have to pay by credit card or can I pay by check?

If you want to pay by credit card, use the PayPal button on the Confirmation page.  If you need to pay by check, you will have to call 630-344-9809 to make arrangements.  

Q. What do I do if the correct division is not listed for my child during the registration process?

One reason for this may be because your child's date of birth is in August.  If your child has an August birth date, they should play with their grade appropriate division. If the correct division does not show up during the registration process, please email info@winfieldinaction.org or call 630-344-9809 for an immediate response.

Q. What is the cost of the program?

Please refer to our Winfield In Action Program Fee page for complete details on our program fees.

Q. What are the dates of the baseball/softball season?

Most baseball and softball leagues run from April through the beginning of July (Monday through Saturday).  Softball and baseball ages 9 and up will have playoffs that are complete by July 3rd.  Please be respectful of the team, and schedule family vacations after the entire season and playoffs are complete.

Colt divisions continue AFTER July 4th due to the summer nature of the league.  Again, if your child registers for this division, please be respectful when planning your trips. 

Q. What are the dates of the fall soccer season?

Registration starts the beginning of June.  Soccer practices begin in mid August and the season runs from the end of August to late October or early November. Soccer games are always on Saturdays; practices are evenings during the week based on coach availability.  

Q. Are there scholarships available to help cover registration costs?

Yes, please download the application (pdf).  WIA Scholarship Application

Q. What is the refund policy?

Family fees and late fees are not refunded.  On-line registration refunds will be done through PayPal if within 60 days of your payment. On-line registration refunds after 60 days of payment and in person refunds should be requested by sending an email to "refunds@winfieldinaction.org".  You will receive a check in the mail from the treasurer. Refunds requested after the coach clinic will receive 50% of their program fee. No refunds will be given as of opening day of the season (last Saturday of April for baseball/softball and last Saturday in August for soccer). 

Colt or Palomino baseball program fees will be refunded in full if requested before the first practice and 50% refund of the program fee if requested after the first practice.  

 Q. What is the level of competition for this program?

The Winfield In Action Youth Sports Programs create an environment for our children that focuses on Safety, Fun, Skill Development, and Education, and that all those involved with the program understand the true importance of participating in the youth sports experience.  

Basic program descriptions are as follows:

DIVISIONS – BASEBALL

T-ball  4-5 year olds (coed)

This is purely for fun and learning a few basic rules of the game. There is no score keeping at this level and everyone wins.  The coaches will have about one practice a week depending on weather conditions.

 

Juniors  6-7 year olds (coed)

This is a coed instructional level that emphasizes fun and teamwork.  The season is mixed with hitting off of a Tee and gradually works toward the kids hitting from their coach’s pitching.  Scores are generally not kept and no standings are posted. The coaches will have about one practice a week depending on weather conditions.

 

Pre-minors  8 year olds

This is an instructional level that continues to emphasize fun and teamwork along with preparing the players for pitching.  An increased emphasis is placed on developing individual skills of the game. Scores are kept but no standings are posted. The coaches will have about one practice a week depending on weather conditions.   

Minors  9-10 year olds

This division is instructional and works on developing skills of the game.  The focus is on fun and trying to keep the competitiveness to a minimum.  The players at this level are selected for their teams by a blind draft according to their rating from the previous year.   They will have one or two practices per week.  This is suggested, but by no means mandatory.  It is strictly up to the coaches and parents. Scores and standings are kept and umpires are introduced into the game. This league may play in a cooperative league with other towns with an agreed upon set of rules that are consistent at all games/locations.  Playoffs are held at the end of the season.

 

Majors  11-12 year olds

This is a step above Minors.  It is more competitive but still fun and skill development is stressed.    The players at this level are selected for their teams by a blind draft according to their rating from the previous year.  Practices are held two or three times per week depending on the coaches and parents.  This is suggested, but by no means mandatory.  This league may play in a cooperative league with other towns with an agreed upon set of rules that are consistent at all games/locations.  Games are scored and standings are kept.  Playoffs are held at the end of the season.

 

Pony  13-14 year olds (7th and 8th grade)

A player draft occurs at this level.  This is a competitive league.  It is recommended that players should have been involved in organized baseball prior to entering this division.  Games are played in Winfield, Wheaton, and other surrounding communities.  Weekend and night games are also played. Double Elimination (potentially 2 weeks) Playoffs will be played AFTER July 4, so plan your summer vacations accordingly. 

 

Colt  15-16 year olds

The Colt division is a member of the Western DuPage Baseball League.  Teams formed in this league have a High School Rostered player limit per team still maintaining a somewhat recreational flavor, it still can be competitive, standings are maintained and teams do travel to different communities in the area.  The league plays from the end of May through the end of July which includes a single elimination tourney at season end.  Teams are typically formed in April and May and some restrictions may apply based on team size and number of registrants. 

Palomino 17-18 year olds

The Palomino division is a member of the Western DuPage Baseball League.  Standings are maintained, teams do travel to different communities in the area, and rarely are there teams in the league formed with high proportions of High School Rostered players.  The league plays from the end of May through the end of July which includes a single elimination tourney at season end.  Teams are typically formed in April and May and some restrictions may apply based on team size and number of registrants.

DIVISIONS – SOFTBALL

7-8 year olds

This is an instructional level that emphasizes fun and teamwork.  The season is mixed with coach pitch and player pitch.  Players should become familiar with all positions.  Games begin around mid-April.  Scores are not kept and no standings are posted.  These teams will be playing with surrounding communities in a cooperative league. The coaches will  have about one practice a week depending on weather conditions. Player pitch begins half way through the season.  

 

9-10 year olds

This division is instructional and works on developing skills of the game.  The focus is on fun and we try to keep the competitiveness to a minimum.  Games begin around mid-April, are scored and standings are kept.  Pitching becomes an important part of the game and pitchers must be practicing at home with their parent(s).  Playoffs are held at the end of the season and are completed by July 4th.  The players at this level are selected for their teams by a draft according to their rating from the previous year.  They should have one or more practices per week. These teams will be playing with surrounding communities in a cooperative league.

 

11-12 year olds

This is a step above 9-10 year olds.  It is more competitive but still fun and skill development is still stressed.  Pitching remains an important part of the game and pitchers must be practicing at home with their parent(s).  Practices are held two to three times per week depending on the coaches and parents.  Most teams at this level practice throughout the season.  Games begin around mid-April, are scored and standings are kept.  Playoffs are held at the end of the season and completed by July 4th.  The players at this level are selected for their teams by a draft according to their ratings from the previous year. These teams will be playing with surrounding communities in a cooperative league.

 

13-14 year olds 

These teams will be playing with surrounding communities in a cooperative league.  This is a very competitive league.  It is recommended that a player should have been involved in organized softball prior to entering this division.  Practices are held two to three times per week depending on the coaches and parents.  Games begin around mid-April, are scored and standings are kept.  Playoffs are held at the end of the season and are completed by July 4th.   Practices are held two to three times per week depending on the coaches and parents. 

Q. Is the uniform included in the fee?

The cost for the soccer shirt and socks is included for all participants in the program fee.  

Each baseball/softball division gets different uniform pieces. 

            Tball- program fee includes team hat and team shirt socks

            Coed Junior- program fee includes team hat and team shirt socks

            PreMinor- program fee includes team hat, team shirt, pants and socks

            Minor- program fee includes team hat, team shirt, pants and socks

            Major- program fee includes team hat, team shirt, pants and socks

            Pony- program fee includes team hat, team shirt, pants, belt and socks

            Colt- program fee includes team hat, team shirt, pants, belt and socks

            Palomino- program fee includes team hat, team shirt, pants, belt and socks

            7-8 softball- program fee includes team visor, team shirt, shorts and socks

            9-10 softball- program fee includes team visor, team shirt, shorts and socks

            11-12 softball- program fee includes team visor, team shirt, shorts and socks

            13-14 softball- program fee includes team visor, team shirt, shorts and socks

Q. What kind of equipment will my child need?

Soccer-Cleats are not required for WIA soccer, however they are recommended for players 8 and above. Baseball cleats (cleat at front of toes) and/or metal cleats are NOT allowed.  Shin guards and water are MANDATORY for games and practices!!! The referees will be checking all players before the start of the game for shin guards and proper cleats.  A player owned ball is encouraged but must be labeled with last name and phone number (size 3 for 4-5 year olds, size 4 for 6-10 year olds, and size 5 for 11-13 year olds).    

Baseball-A good mitt that is broken in.  It is a good idea to outfit a player with baseball cleats (no metal cleats/spikes) especially at the older levels.  Batting gloves are optional.  A cup for boys is mandatory for boys 9 and older.  The coach is provided with bats, batting helmets, and catchers gear. 

Softball-A good mitt that is broken in.  It is a good idea to outfit a player with baseball cleats (no metal cleats/spikes) especially at the older levels.  Siding shorts and sliding pad are required for ages 9 and up.  Batting gloves are optional.  The coach is provided with bats, batting helmets, and catchers gear. 

Q. Can my child be switched to a different team?

For non draft leagues, after rosters have been handed out, there are no switches. There are no changes for draft leagues.  

Q. Can my child use their own batting helmet?

Yes, but it must have a face guard/cage. 

Q. How will I find out what team my child is on?

Soccer-The coach of the team will call the players following team selection.  The coach should contact you no later than the second week full week of August. 

Baseball/softball-The coach/manager of the team will call the players following team selection.  The coach should contact you no later than 48 hours after the 3rd Sunday in March. 

Q. Can I request a specific manager or team?  Can I request to be with a friend? Can I request to be with a sibling?

WIA will consider but not promise coach, carpool and/or friendship requests.  Minor and Major baseball is a blind draft and therefore requests will not be allowed during the registration process.  Requests for other divisions will be allowed during the registration process, however there are no guarantees. Siblings can be put together at all levels, assuming both siblings are eligible to play in the same division.

Q. How are teams chosen?

Soccer-Team formation is based on balance of age and gender (when applicable).  

Baseball-The Tball, Junior, and Preminor, Pony, Colt, and Palomino Director assembles the teams using skill, age/grade, school district, and neighborhood as tools to group players.  Minor and major baseball teams at all other levels are selected by the managers’ utilizing a blind player draft.  Players are rated at the end of the previous season.  These ratings aid in the formation of balanced teams which is the end goal  for ALL teams in ALL divisions.   

New players and/or those who do not have a rating are randomly distributed at the end of the draft.  All registered players, not on a waiting list, will be placed on a team.

Q. When is the Coach clinic

Soccer- Coach clinic 2nd weekend in August.

baseball/softball Sunday March 19 12:30pm - 4:00pm. It is always the 3rd Sunday in March.  

 

Q. Where are the fields located?

Soccer-Your coach will tell you where your team will be practicing. The game schedule on our website www.winfieldinaction.org will contain links to all the field directions/locations. 

 

Baseball/softball-Your coach will tell you where your team will be practicing. The game schedule on our website www.winfieldinaction.org will contain links to all the field directions/locations. In general, the home game fields are all around the Winfield area. For those baseall and softball divisions that travel to play other towns in a cooperative league, the field locations will be linked to the game schedule.

 

Q. When do the practices and games start? Other important dates?

Soccer practices begin the 2nd full week of August.  You will receive a call from your coach with practice location and time.  

Soccer games begin on Saturday; 2 weeks before Labor Day weekend.  There are no games on Labor Day weekend.  Winfield In Action teams march in the Good Old Days parade.